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Well this is confusing, but still awesome. Dead Island Definitive Edition and Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition supporting Linux/SteamOS is now 100% official.

From their update here:
QuoteWe are happy to announce that Dead Island Definitive Edition and Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition now supports Linux & SteamOS!

And don't forget: As a Steam owner of either the original Dead Island, Dead Island Riptide, or both titles, you’ll also automatically receive a loyalty discount of up to 85% off the respective Definitive Edition of the game(s) you own, as well as a discount on the Definitive Collection bundle based on whether you own one or both.

Happy hunting!


Confusing, because Deep Silver told me directly this wasn't happening. I shot them an email early this morning (with no reply as usual) pointing out their tweet and how the Linux/SteamOS versions were actually on Steam. Now hours later it's all official.

Great news. As usual though, proper communication to us would be nice.

Thanks for letting me know zerodogg. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Action, RPG, Steam, Zombies
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Al3s 4 Jun, 2016
Quoting: pete910
Quoting: Al3s
Quoting: pete910
Quoting: Al3sI'm not buying it, I have the original and Dying Light and they both run like shit and now that I don't use catalyst I'm not even trying

Dying light has improved no end since they patched it a few times, Run it fine now on the prop drivers with a 290x

Just downloading dead island to see what its like :S: Hope they've learnt from their dying light release

With mesa? Well, then I'm installing it right now. I thougt it was a lost cause. Thanks for the info.

That's with the prop drivers, 15.12's

Shit, I didn't catch that you said prop drivers. 15.12? Is that AMDGPU Pro? Anyway, I'm keeping mesa, it works much better for non gaming use.


Last edited by Al3s on 4 June 2016 at 12:58 pm UTC
PublicNuisance 4 Jun, 2016
Awesome news. $3.30 each CAD for me since I already owned the normal versions. Can't pass that up.
nox 4 Jun, 2016
On Arch we had to install libcurl-gnutls

Has anyone had the chance to try COOP yet?
I simply cannot get it to work and it's making me sad :c
nox 4 Jun, 2016
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: eloOn Arch we had to install libcurl-gnutls

Has anyone had the chance to try COOP yet?
I simply cannot get it to work and it's making me sad :c

Co-op working fine between one Linux and one Windows client here over LAN.
Ah, hmm. Maybe they require some open ports... I guess I'll have to set up a quick vpn solution and try that way.
nox 4 Jun, 2016
Trying over wan through steam, indeed. Both of us just get disconnected instantly (we can actually see it successfully connecting before dying...)
niarbeht 6 Jun, 2016
My guess is some software engineer in the company saw the Twitter convo and spent a couple weeks grumbling at management about how it was already almost working anyway. :P
Average 30fps with a GTX 750ti at 1080p (medium preset) with a core i5 4690K, (no overclock)

By the way, I found a texture glitch
Comandante Ñoñardo 12 Jun, 2016
Average 55fps with a GTX 960 at 1080p (medium preset) with a core i5 4690K, (no overclock), 2x4GB DDR3 1866 at 1600 cl8

They need to improve this...

I don't note much difference between this "Definitive" edition running on Linux and the original Dead Island running on the old windows XP SP3
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